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  • Web tools that can make your life easier

    By The NonProfit Times — May 23, 2008

    Although getting the maximum use out of online tools can be complicated at first, even daunting to smaller organizations, there are avenues that can be helpful.

  • Developing effective newsletters

    By The NonProfit Times — May 22, 2008

    Although a survey conducted during the 1990s indicated that donors prefer receiving newsletters from the organizations to which they contribute, a subsequent study shows that donors may not be reading the newsletters they profess to crave.

  • 7 tips for generating news coverage

    By The NonProfit Times — May 22, 2008

    Nonprofit organizations have learned that they can help with their mission if they maintain a high profile – which of course means a good image – in the public mind.

  • Bradford K Smith Selected New President Of The Foundation Center

    By The NonProfit Times — May 21, 2008

    The Foundation Center in New York City has reached halfway around the world for its new president.

  • 5 things NOT to do on an interview

    By The NonProfit Times — May 19, 2008

    Even the most prepared job candidate inadvertently might say the wrong thing during a job interview. But the risk is even greater for for-profit executives interested in transitioning to the nonprofit sector because there are distinct differences in the language used in the two sectors.

  • Survey: Skills Based Volunteerism Breeds Leadership

    By The NonProfit Times — May 19, 2008

    A majority of human resource managers think skills-based volunteerism could develop leadership skills but most volunteer programs are missing out, according to a recent survey.

  • Tying Multiple Sub Brands To The Primary Idea

    By Tom Pope — May 15, 2008

    Three people stand under a green slanted image of a house in the Habitat for Humanity International’s main logo. Habitat also has a hammer with a flower for the Women Build program. An image of a person spreading his arms stands for the youth programs.

    How many brands are too many for an organization? Some experts believe logos aren’t the same as brands. Brands are the perception held by an audience. The logo has to reflect part of that perception.

  • Giving The Donor The Chance To Say Yes

    By Paul Clolery — May 15, 2008

    Giving to a charity can seem to a donor as if it’s an episode of Let’s Make A Deal. Will the donor choose to respond to the email, the letter, or the phone call? Sometimes donors feel as though they’ve made a bad deal when they get no response instead of the big deal of the day, a simple thank you.

  • Blogging From The Top

    By Mark Hrywna — May 15, 2008

    Ask a techie whether your nonprofit should be blogging and the answer might be, "What are you waiting for?" Ask a nonprofit CEO and the answer could be closer to, "Who’s got time?" or "What’s the ROI?"

    If return on investment (ROI) is the sole measure of success for an endeavor, then a blog might not be for you. However, some nonprofits are turning to blogs to help craft their messages and encourage more active participation with their organizations.

  • Management… Ethical misconduct is getting worse

    By The NonProfit Times — May 14, 2008

    While nonprofits, for the most part, still have an ethical edge on jobs in business and government, the social sector isn’t too far ahead.
    The Ethics Resource Center published its findings in the National Nonprofit Ethics Survey to give an inside look at the sector’s code of ethics. But, the view isn’t pretty.
    The Ethics Resource Center interviewed 3,452 employees spanning the three sectors, with 558 respondents from nonprofits, and polled them on issues such as misconduct, ethics and violations in the workplace.

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